AI continuously settles at the heart of my empire. In doing so, they then say I'm trying to culture flip their planets, so are mad at me. And then the planet rebels, because under a crushing influence from my core worlds, and I get them all.
Would it be possible that the AI make a simple binary check before colonizing any world? Just testing if foreign influence is not above say 100 points? Yes? Don't settle, period? Right now it feels I'm (1) going to war because of that and (2) given free worlds.
Surely, a simple check on the current influence around the new colony would not be too much to do and would work around this issue? But perhaps this is done into the next DLC?